For Awards Starting FY 2019-20: New F&A Rates

Sent to the AFS-Update Mailing List on July 8, 2019

UCI’s indirect cost rate agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has been renewed. The rate agreement contains new indirect cost (Facilities and Administrative, F&A) rates for on-campus research projects for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021.

The new rates will not be applied retroactively to awards with start dates falling prior to or within fiscal year 2018-2019 because doing so would create significant administrative burden and possibly cause overdrafts. This decision applies to all rate categories: Organized Research, Instruction, Other Sponsored Activities, and Intergovernmental Personnel Act. The new rates will be applied to awards with start dates on or after July 1, 2019. For off-campus research and clinical trials, overhead rates will remain the same, and a 10 percent F&A rate has been established for Intergovernmental Personnel Agreements.

All new proposals should incorporate the new indirect cost rates for any period beyond July 1, 2019. If you have any questions about how the new F&A rates are going to be applied, please contact the C&G Accountant responsible for your award.

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